ESP Biography
WALKER ANDERSON, MIT Freshman, Mathematics, Puzzle/Game Enthusiast
Major: 18C College/Employer: MIT Year of Graduation: 2023 

Brief Biographical Sketch:
Walker Anderson is an MIT freshman majoring in Course 18C (Mathematics with Computer Science). He enjoys puzzles and games of all kinds! Past Classes(Clicking a class title will bring you to the course's section of the corresponding course catalog)W15621: Firefly puzzles! in Spark 2023 (Mar. 18  19, 2023)
Considering that the program theme this year is fireflies, it would be pretty thematic to do some firefly logic puzzles!
X15120: Intro to Logic Puzzles in Splash 2022 (Nov. 19  20, 2022)
Learn how to solve pencilandpaper logic puzzles! We'll be teaching the basic deductions for a puzzle type (likely Akari or Masyu) and working through many puzzles together. We'll also show you how to find more logic puzzles!
X14968: Intro to Puzzle Hunts in Spark 2022 (Mar. 12  13, 2022)
Puzzle hunts are a fun way to solve puzzles together with friends! The goal is to solve several puzzles that culminate in a final challenge, called a 'metapuzzle'. After a presentation teaching common solving strategies, you'll have the opportunity to work on a small puzzle hunt with others. You don't need any specialized puzzlesolving knowledge to participate.
X14736: Introduction to Logic Puzzles in Splash 2021 (Nov. 20  21, 2021)
Have you done/do you enjoy Sudoku? Well here you can learn how to do other puzzles that use similar types of deductions, but with much different rules!
X14422: Intro to Puzzle Hunts in Spark 2021 (Mar. 13  27, 2021)
Puzzle hunts are a fun way to solve puzzles together with friends! The goal is to solve several puzzles that culminate in a final challenge, called a 'metapuzzle'. After a presentation teaching common solving strategies, you'll have the opportunity to work on a small puzzle hunt with others. You don't need any specialized puzzlesolving knowledge to participate.
X14346: Intermediate Puzzle Logic in Splash 2020 (Nov. 14  15, 2020)
If you already know the rules of some logic puzzles, this class will teach some slightly more advanced techniques in those logic puzzles
X14365: Intro to Puzzle Hunts in Splash 2020 (Nov. 14  15, 2020)
Puzzle hunts are a fun way to solve puzzles together with friends! The goal is to solve several puzzles that culminate in a final challenge, called a 'metapuzzle'. After a presentation teaching common solving strategies, you'll have the opportunity to work on a small puzzle hunt with others. You don't need any specialized puzzlesolving knowledge to participate.
X13815: Intro to Puzzle Hunts in Spark 2020 (Mar. 14  15, 2020)
Puzzle hunts are a fun way to solve puzzles together with friends! The goal is to solve several puzzles that culminate in a final challenge, called a 'metapuzzle'. After a presentation teaching common solving strategies, you'll have the opportunity to work on a small puzzle hunt with others. You don't need any specialized puzzlesolving knowledge to participate.
